Animal Shelter

We ask that no owner surrenders, stray or unwanted animals be brought in after 4:00 pm


The Animal Shelter receives animal law violation reports, provides rabies control and accepts and houses lost, found, abandoned and unwanted domestic animals and animals held for rabies observation.

Animal Services accepts anonymous reports of suspected or witnessed animal cruelty and neglect.

Additional Services

  • State and local law investigations
  • Rabies control  
  • Assistance to law enforcement agencies
  • Dangerous dog investigations
  • Public animal organization networking assistance

Additional Information

Visit our Adoption Center page for more information about fees

View a listing of lost pets housed at the Animal Shelter.


Animal Services does not have authority to handle or remove wildlife other than rabies suspects.  Injured or orphaned wildlife information and licensed rehabilitators can be found at the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Norht Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Dead Animals

Animal Services does not remove dead animals.  If a dead animal is found on or near a roadway please contact Division of Highways at 336-318-4050.